Appropriate level to tackle antibiotic resistance in the Netherlands 2018

This statistic displays the response of individuals when asked at what level they believe it is most effective to tackle resistance to antibiotics in the Netherlands in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. Antibiotic resistance occurs when there is a mutation in the bacteria's genes, however excessive use of antibiotics can also lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In 2018, 35 percent of respondents believed that antibiotic resistance should be tackled at EU or global level, while 23 percent of individuals believed that it should be tackled at regional or national level.

At what level do you believe it is most effective to tackle the resistance to antibiotics?

Share of respondents
At individual level or within the family15%
At regional level/at national level23%
At EU level/at global level35%
Action at all levels is needed1%
Don't know1%
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

September 8 to 26, 2018

Number of respondents

1044*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (Netherlands)=1,044, n (EU28)=27,474.

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